Teaching Technology: 10 Lessons Every School Should Share. The Importance Of Using Images In The Classroom. Show a photograph to a child and the youngster will point to it, trace its image, and respond with a variety of emotions. Show another to an adult, and you get a frown, a smile, or a gesture—rarely will you draw a blank. Then show a photo, or a series of photos, to people at any level, and you’ll have more responses than you can handle.
Why do people respond so enthusiastically to graphic images? Here’s one theory. Early humans drew pictures on the walls of caves. That’s visual orientation, the kind of communication that doesn’t depend on the written word. Then came the printing press, followed by machines that could set type and reproduce images that would have astounded the medieval monks who labored in their cells. Often maligned but never out of sight, these visual images captivate us. Of course, images other than photographs can offer many possibilities for stimulating creativity and inspiring writing. (scroll down past the image but first examine it yourself) Scream (after Munch) Creative Commons explained (video) Understanding cloud computing and storage.